SYSTEMATIC FOLIAR ANATOMY IN SOME SPECIES OF STROBILANTHES BLUME (ACANTHACEAE)

  • * A. M. PATIL AND D. A. PATIL * A. M. PATIL AND D. A. PATIL *DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY, RANI LAXMIBAI MAHAVIDYALAYA, PAROLA-425111, DISTRICT JALGAON (M.S.), INDIA. P.G. DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY, S.S.V.P.S’S L.K.DR.P.R.GHOGREY SCIENCE COLLEGE, DHULE– 424005 (M.S.), INDIA. Corresponding author’s e-mail: patilajay231@gmail.com
Keywords: KEY WORDS, Strobilanthes, Foliar anatomy, Systematic.

Abstract

ABSTRACT:
The author attempted at revealing anatomical features of foliage leaves in nine  species of the genus Strobilanthes Blume (Acanthaceae). Leaves are bifacial. The features such as resolution of vascular tissue in midrib region, occurrence of sclerenchyma, collenchyma, layers of palisade, cystoliths, sphaeraphides, etc. differ taxon to taxon and found systematically significant. They are employed devising an artificially dichotomous key as an aid in their identification.

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